On Parents and Children

comedy, bitter comedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

O rodičích a dětech

Runtime

110 min

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2008

Production year

2007

Premiere

06.03.2008

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Michálek

Summary

The films storyline starts out in an almost banal manner: A man goes for a walk with his father. Seemingly the only thing that joins these two men is the fact that they meet once a month for a walk through Prague. Nevertheless, they are bound together by more than forty years of a shared life. Their brilliantly directed dialogue reveals the history of the twentieth century, including all the absurdities associated with it, digging down to the deepest places of human relationships. Old debts, sufferings, and joys are revealed. And some mistakes are repeated again and again.

Crew and creators

Based on

Emil Hakl (O rodičích a dětech – novela) (2002)

Script Editor

Jan Gogola st.

Camera Operator

Pavel Frydrych

Production Designer

Martin Vačkář

Art Director

Tomáš Machek (grafický design)

Costume Designer

Katarína Bieliková

Film Editor

Jiří Brožek

Sound Designer

Radim Hladík ml.

Special Effects

Boris Masník (supervize, výtvarník)

Production Manager

Ingrid Klímová

Music

Music Composed by

Michał Lorenc

Music Performed by

Filharmonici města Prahy, Marta Maślanka /ž/ (cimbál), Piotr Maślanka (marimba, percusse), Klaudiusz Baran (akordeon), Michał Wożniak (kontrabas), Małgorzata Szarlik-Wożniak /ž/ (housle), Bogdan Kupisiewicz (kytara), Mariusz Puchlowski (flétna, exotické nástroje), Henryk Miśkiewicz (altsaxofon, klarinet)

Music Conducted by

Tadeusz Karolak

Songs

Ohmsquare (písně skupiny), Garáž (písně skupiny)

Music Supervisor

Rafał Paczkowski

Production info

Original Title

O rodičích a dětech

English Title

On Parents and Children

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy, bitter comedy

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2008

Production Year

2007

Premiere

06.03.2008

Distribution slogan

To love is human – to err, genetic. A comedy about fathers, sons, and the women in their lives.

Production

Open Field Pictures s. r. o., CET 21 spol. s r. o. – TV NOVA (koprodukce), RWE Transgas, a. s. (koprodukce), Kamkam (koprodukce), Barrandov Film Studio a. s. (koprodukce), Universal Production Partners, a. s. (koprodukce), Soundsquare, a. s. (koprodukce), Agana, a. s. (koprodukce), Petr Žaluda (koprodukce), Peter Valert (koprodukce), HBO Česká republika, spol. s r. o. (spolupráce)

Distribution

Bioscop

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

110 min

Versions

Czech